Herman Manuel “Manny” Ward, age 60 of Wilmington passed away Friday, August 9, 2013.
He was born in Columbus County on May 26, 1953.
“Manny” was a member of Sumter Baptist Church in Sumter, SC. He was retired from Harris Teeter, his most recent position was Grocery Manager at the Ogden Store. “Manny” was a car enthusiast and has owned many different classic cars, mostly Chevrolet Corvettes. He enjoyed showing and competing in various car shows in the area along with his brother, Vonne. He was preceded in death by a brother, Francis M. Ward.
He is survived by his mother, Lenora Hardee of Sumter, SC; brother, Vonne Ward and wife Anna of Wilmington; his longtime companion, best friend and caregiver, Shari Murphy and children, Joshua Piatt, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Kafader, and grandchildren; aunt, Sarah Cochrane; nieces and nephews, Brandon Ward, Chasity Cass, Frankie Ward, and Belinda Ward; great nieces and nephews; a cousin, Franklin Fussell; and his beloved dog, “Hooch”.
Celebration of Life ceremony will be held 11 am Monday, August 12, 2013 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will see friends for an hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Western Prong Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 701 in Whiteville, NC.
A special thanks to the caring staff at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and also the special care given to “Manny” by Dr. Steven Hirsch.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his name to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401 or St. Judes Childrens Hospital.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099